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Tom Jones Will Carry On Singing For Late Wife Linda

The Welsh music maker lost wife of 59 years Lady Melinda Rose Woodward, known as Linda, last month (Apr16), and admits he’s endured a “tough” time of it. However Tom, 75, has sought comfort in...

Michael Ball To Take Over Terry Wogan's Radio Two Slot

Michael Ball has been announced as taking over the Radio Two Sunday slot previously held by the late Terry Wogan. Wogan, who sadly passed away in January, had presented ‘Weekend Wogan’ since 2010, but had...

Michael Ball Busks On Street Corner

Michael Ball drew huge crowds when he was spotted busking in Harrogate, England on Tuesday (16Sep14).The veteran crooner performed Pharrell Williams' hit single Happy and attracted a large audience of spectators. Ball's stunt was...

Il Divo Fans Go To Great Lengths

Il Divo's Sebastien Izambard once had a fan declare her love for him while he was in the toilet.The 40-year-old star - who makes up the operatic pop quartet alongside David Miller, Carlos Marin and...

Il Divo Want Show With Scherzinger

Il Divo think Nicole Scherzinger is ''really hot'' and want to do a Broadway show with her.The operatic quartet - who recently worked with Nicole on a rendition of 'Cats' track 'Memories' for their new...

Helen Mirren Wins First Olivier Award

Dame Helen Mirren has won her first ever Olivier Award.The 67-year-old actress picked up the prestigious Best actress award for her role as Queen Elizabeth the II in Stephen Daldry's 'The Audience' at the ceremony...

Sweeney Todd Sweeps The Board Whilst Stephen Fry Also Wins At Whatsonstage.com Awards

Sweeney Todd was the clear champ at the more prestigious than they sound Whatonstage.com Awards in London at the weekend, with the much-loved play taking five wins, including best musical revival, best actor (for Michael...

Rupert Everett & Sheridan Smith Land Top Theatre Awards

Rupert Everett, Sheridan Smith, Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball were the toast of the London theatre scene on Sunday (17Feb13) after picking up the lead acting prizes at the 13th annual Whatsonstage.com awards.Everett picked up...

Michael Ball Won Over By Sweeney Todd Co-star Imelda Staunton

British stage star Michael Ball has heaped praise on "genius" actress Imelda Staunton following their run in a London production of Sweeney Todd, insisting he "burst with pride" working with her every night.The co-stars played...

Imelda Staunton Beats Michael Ball To UK Theatre Award

Imelda Staunton has beaten her co-star, Michael Ball, to the award for Best Performance in a Musical at the Theatre Awards UK which were held yesterday in London (28th Oct. 2012).Staunton played Mrs Lovett, the...

Imelda Staunton Picks Up Theatre Award

Harry Potter actress Imelda Staunton has triumphed over her Sweeney Todd co-star Michael Ball at the 2012 Theatre Awards Uk.Staunton and Ball, who play murderous partners in crime in the Stephen Sondheim production, went head-to-head...

Stars Turn Out For Victor Spinetti Memorial

British entertainers Michael Ball and Christopher Biggins and musician Sir Paul Mccartney were among the stars who came together in London last week (ends07Oct12) to pay tribute to late actor Victor Spinetti.The Welsh screen veteran...

'Sweeney Todd' Co-stars Imelda Staunton And Michael Ball Go Against Each Other At Theatre Awards UK

Imelda Staunton, one of the stars of the Harry Potter films, is going to go head-to-head with a co-star from her recent impressive performance on the stage in Sweeney Todd at the UK Theatre Awards...

Michael Ball's Les Miserables Advice

Michael Ball had a ''long chat'' with Eddie Redmayne about the role of Marius in 'Les Miserables'. The actor - who is now starring alongside Imelda Staunton in a West End version of 'Sweeney Todd'...

Original Les Miserables Cast Members Fight For Royalties

Singer Michael Ball and thespian Peter Polycarpou are spearheading a new battle with executives at First Night Records over Les Miserables original cast royalties.Both theatre stars, who appear on the first cast album, have addressed...

Sick Michael Ball Cancels Show

British entertainer Michael Ball has cancelled a concert after falling sick.The veteran star is currently touring the U.K. with his Heroes shows, which see him performing his own hits as well as those of his...

Sir Tom Jones Gets Lifetime Award

Sir Tom Jones received the Music Industry Trusts Award for his outstanding contribution to the music industry last night (01.11.10).The legendary artist - who made his chart debut in 1964 with 'It's Not Unusual' -...

Katie Price To Strip At 50

Katie Price wants to pose naked for Playboy when she reaches 50. The 32-year-old brunette beauty - who stripped off for the magazine when she was 24 - thinks it would be great to grace...

Hairspray Best New Musical At Laurence Olivier Awards

Hairspray was the big winner at last night's Laurence Olivier awards after claiming victories in four of the 11 categories it was nominated in.Callow actress Leanne Jones was named best actress in a musical for...

By on 10 March 2008

Ball Hates Christmas Clean-up

MICHAEL BALL's family always vote for the culinary-gifted singer to cook Christmas dinner - but he refuses to clean up the dirty dishes afterwards. The 45-year-old's specialty creation is his roast dinner - but he's...

Ball's Hairspray Performance Confuses Fans

British stage star MICHAEL BALL'S transformation into a overweight woman for hit musical HAIRSPRAY is so good fans don't recognise him. Admirers of the 45-year-old actor have complained and asked for refunds because they cannot...

Ball To Play Edna In London's Hairspray

British singer/actor MICHAEL BALL is set to jump into JOHN TRAVOLTA's dress after signing on to play EDNA TURNBLAD in the West End, London premiere of stage musical HAIRSPRAY. The Aspects Of Love star will...

Essex Back On Stage For Aspects

Aging British pop pin-up DAVID ESSEX is returning to the stage to star in a touring production of SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's 1989 musical ASPECTS OF LOVE. The WINTER'S TALE singer originated the role of...

Beckham 'To Sue Rock + Republic'

VICTORIA BECKHAM has reportedly threatened to sue fashion house Rock + Republic for $98 million (GBP50 million), because she believes the jeans she designed for the label were more profitable than previously thought. The former...

Rocky Horror Reunion

The original cast of cult musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW are reuniting for a charity performance honouring fifty years of London's Royal Court Theatre. RICHARD O BRIEN, who played RIFF RAFF in the show, will...

Beckham Apologises To Designer

Former pop star VICTORIA BECKHAM has apologised to designer MICHAEL BALL, after she threw a temper tantrum at their Los Angeles fashion show last week (19OCT05). The ex-SPICE GIRL has designed a limited edition...

Beckham Upset After Fashion Show Spat

Pop star-turned-designer VICTORIA BECKHAM was close to tears at the Rock + Republic Fashion Show in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (19OCT05) when event organiser MICHAEL BALL had her escorted from the backstage area after...

Ball Struggled At School

British crooner MICHAEL BALL refused to let his disastrous school performance ruin his confidence - because he was always destined to be a stage star. The singer - a veteran of West End, London,...

Ball Escapes Death By Noxious Gas

British singer MICHAEL BALL and his wife narrowly escaped death when his house caught fire. Ironically, the former theatre star's own music almost contributed to his downfall - he and partner CATHY McGOWAN managed...

Ball Attacks Farrell Over 'Wife' Split

Musical crooner MICHAEL BALL has attacked Irish badboy COLIN FARRELL for hurting his former love AMELIA WARNER. The musical star has not forgiven the PHONE BOOTH star for splitting with Warner, four months after...

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